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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Director and Curator

Professor Nicholas Thomas (on sabbatical Easter term 2023)


Museum Manager: Lucy Hockley

Administrative Assistant: Melanie Norton Hugow


Senior Curator in Anthropology: Dr Anita Herle

Acting Director and Senior Curator in Anthropology: Dr Mark Elliott (Easter term 2023)

Collections Manager: Rachel Hand

Research Associate: Zilan Wang

Research Assistant, Mobilising Aboriginal Objects: Daniel Simpson

Research Assistant, MAA Digital Lab: Aayushi Gupta


Senior Curator in European Archaeology: Dr Jody Joy

Senior Curator in World Archaeology: Dr Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas

Collections Manager: Imogen Gunn

Teaching and Collections Assistant for Archaeology: Eleanor Wilkinson

Honorary Assistant Curator in American Archaeology: Mary Hill Harris

Centre for Material Culture

Collections Team Coordinator: Dr Lucie Carreau

Stores Move Collections Assistant: Eleanor Beestin-Sheriff

Stores Move Collections Assistant: Stephanie Chinneck

Stores Move Collections Assistant: Katrina Dring

Stores Move Collections Assistant: Alana Edgeworth 

Stores Move Collections Assistant: Esther Laver

Stores Move Collections Assistant: Emily Shorter

Stores Move Collections Assistant: Lily Stancliffe

Stores Move Collections Assistant: Lizzy Peneycad

Workshop Technician: Milenko Basic

Workshop Technician: Aran Lomas


UCM Organics Conservator: Kirstie French

Isaac Newton Trust Research Associate in Conservation: Dr Ayesha Fuentes


Von Hügel Fellow: Jonathan King

Front of House

Visitor Service Manager: Kate Phizacklea

Visitor Service Assistant/Shop Supervisor: Gerard Davis

Front of House Assistant: Petra Birkett

Front of House Assistant: Fiona Case

Front of House Assistant: Susan Sivyer

Museum Attendant: Julia Norman

Photographic Collections

Curator Photographic Collections: Dr Anita Herle

Collections Manager: Dr Jocelyne Dudding

Collections Assistant: Dr Kirsty Kernohan

Public Engagement

Head of Public Engagement and Learning: Sarah-Jane Harknett

Education and Outreach Assistant: Dr Rob Law

Education and Outreach Assistant: Shereese Peters-Valton


Digital Communications Assistant: Rebecca Rees


Head of Workshop: Matt Buckley

Workshop Technician: Francis Galarza Rubiano

MAA Committee of Management

Membership 2022-2023

Two million years of human history. One million artefacts. Countless astonishing stories.